Latrobe, Pa- The Bethany College women's basketball team fell to St. Vincent, 60-50, Saturday evening inside the Carey Center. The Bison had three players end in double digits. Senior Sammie Weiss led the green and white with 14 points. Sophomore Makayla Reynolds added 11 and sophomore Allison Kuhn added 10. The Bison are now 8-6 (3-2), while the Bearcats are 11-2 (5-0).
1st- Bethany fell to an 8-0 deficit to start the game. Haylie Glass started the Bison with a jumper to put the green and white on the board. Sammie Weiss' trey cut the lead to five, 10-5. The Bison battled down eight and cut the lead to one with back to back layups from Ashley Duthie, 15-14. Bethany ended the first on a 12-5 run.
2nd- The Bison took the lead with a Makayla Reynolds layup with 8:22 to go in the second, 16-15. The green and white continued to add to their lead with a trey from Allison Kuhn, 19-15. Bethany saw their lead cut to two, 19-17, but the Bison quickly responded with a trey from Kuhn to go back up five. The Bison and Bearcats went neck and neck in the final minutes of the half, the green and white trailed 31-28 at the half.
3rd- The green and white started the second half trailing the Bearcats on a 7-2 run before a Wiess layup cut the lead to eight, 38-30. A Reynolds layup cuts the Bearcats lead to four, 38-34 with 2:54 to go in the third quarter. The Bearcats answered and built the lead back up. The Bison cut the lead to three from a Weiss old fashion 3-point play, 40-37. The Bison trailed the Bearcats at the end of three, 44-37.
4th- The Bison and Bearcats traded buckets to start the fourth quarter, a Weiss layup cut the lead to seven. Jayna Hazlip hit a trey to bring the green and white within four, 46-42. The Bearcats responded with a three of their own. A Weiss jumper and Hazlip layup, the Bison cut the lead to two, 50-48. The Bearcats answered and the Bison were unable to regain a lead.
IN THE BOX SCORE
• Sammie Weiss led the Bison with 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds
• Makayla Reynolds added 11 points, shooting 4-7 from the field
• Allison Kuhn contributed 10 points
• The Bison continue to out rebound opponents, out rebounding the Bearcats, 32-29. The green and white pulled down 12 offensive rebounds
• Ashley Duthie grabbed seven rebounds and added six points and Janaya Hazlip pulled in four rebounds and knocked in seven points
Head Coach Brian Sansom:
"A really outstanding effort against Saint Vincent today! They showed why they're in first place in our conference right now! They almost shot 50% for the game and we were right there down about 6 or 7pts with 45 seconds to go, we unfortunately didn't put the ball in the basket and had to foul to stretch their lead! When we're focused and execute our offense we are pretty efficient, we just need to get better being more consistent with that aspect of our game! Defensively I thought for a lot of the game we forced them into some tough possessions and got them out of their rhythm some! As I said last game we will continue to push forward and build off our positives and learn from our mistakes! I really do like where this group is heading!" #ONEBethany
Bethany heads back home to take on Westminster in a PAC matchup, Wednesday Jan. 9 at 5:30 pm.